Ear ornament

Description
“Ahakoa he iti he pounamu” is a Maori proverb (whakatauki) which means “although it is small it is precious.”
Nephrite (pounamu) was a prestigious and highly valued stone that it was used to forge relationships through trade and exchange. This group includes ear ornaments (kuru), one of which is in the shape of an adze.
Accession Loan No.
63/1926/6
Collection Class
Personal ornament
Common Name
ear ornament
Simple Name
ornament
Full Name
ear ornament
Dimensions
whole length 120 mm; whole W 10 mm
Cultural Group
Maori
Production Year High
1926
Production Country
New Zealand
Production Area Region
Polynesia
Production Continent
Oceania
Family Group

Material
green stone
Function Name
personal ornament
Function Detail
headwear
Collection Country
New Zealand
Collection Area Region
Australia and New Zealand
Collection Continent
Oceania

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